Funeral services were held on Monday, September 28, 2015, at Pickering Funeral home. Burial will be in Auxvasse Cemetery.
Born on June 16, 1932, James was the son of James Edwin Sr. and Coleta Gail (Goodwin) Karhoff. He was united in marriage with Doris Jean Knipfel, who preceded him in death and on May 13, 1966, in Columbia, Missouri. He was married to Carla Williams, who survives.
James worked as a transfer driver with National Refractories for over 40 years and also did custom farming. He was a Catholic.
In addition to his wife Carla, he is survived by one son, James Jeffrey Karhoff, of Auxvasse; two daughters, Valerie Joy Karhoff of Auxvasse and Chastity DeAnn Vega and husband, Mike, of Centralia; one brother Jack Karhoff and his wife, Pam, of Auxvasse; five sisters, Peggy Shahan of Clark, Minnie Childress of Edina, Marsha Chism and husband, Johnny, of Mexico, Bebe Harris of Fulton and Anita Ingalls of Auxvasse; and four grandchildren, Kellyn Vega, Tarryn Vega, Jaelyn Vega and Aric Voll.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Karhoff; one sister, Marjorie Aucutt; one daughter and one son.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Dream Factory. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.
Expressions of sympathy may be given at pickeringfh.com